20 Top Interview Tips for tax professionals.
TOP TEN BEST THINGS THE TAX RECRUITMENT COMPANY BELIEVE WILL HELP YOU SHINE AT YOUR INTERVIEW
1 – Walk in to the accountancy firm with energy and enthusiasm
2 – Look the part – always look smart reflecting the high quality tax professional that you are
3 – Breathe and Smile
4 – Make eye contact with all of your interviewers, don’t focus too much on just one member of the panel
5 – Start with a positive comment – ‘I’ve been really looking forward to meeting you’
6 – Listen, feel free to repeat elements of the question to show active listening
7 – Ask questions so you appear prepared and interested in their accountancy firm
8 – Sell yourself – give lots of examples of your key strengths, not just those around your tax technical knowledge
9 – Show you are self-aware – know your development areas but ensure you have a plan for tackling them
10 – Close on a positive note – make sure they can see you are really enthusiastic to work for their accountancy firm
TOP TEN WORST THINGS THE TAX RECRUITMENT COMPANY THINK YOU CAN DO AT YOUR INTERVIEW
1 – Be late – prepare and allow time for all unexpected delays and make sure you know routes and parking
2 – Criticise your current firm – the UK tax profession is a surprisingly small world and it makes you look very unprofessional
3 – Fidget, slouch or play with your hair / a pen etc.
4 – Rush into answering a question – buy yourself some time, breathe, take a sip of water – 30 secs will seem like a lifetime to you but not to them
5 – Have your phone on!
6 – Use excessive acronyms or very technical tax terms unless you are confident your interviewers will know what you are referring to
7 – Interrupt your interviewer, make sure they have finished talking before you start
8 – Be too relaxed – no pulling up a chair and sitting down before you are shown where to sit
9 – Apologise too much e.g. for a lack of experience in a specific tax area
10 – Focus on the money – why do you really want this tax professional job?
How can The Tax Recruitment Company help you?
If you take up the video interview coaching service we offer at The Tax Recruitment Company– one of our experienced interview coaches will conduct a mock interview and provide you with specific, detailed one to one feedback, ensuring you are the most prepared you can be for your interview.
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